Love and the Ten Commandments
JOHN SHIRK – According to First Corinthians 16:14, everything we do should be done in love. When we hear the Ten Commandments, we might be misled into thinking that God is being negative. Some people believe that God wants to spoil our fun. But this is far from God’s purpose for giving us the Ten Commandments. These commandments are grounded in love. God’s love for us, and when we obey Him, our love for God and others. This is confirmed in Romans 13:9 and 10.
“The commandments, ‘Do not commit adultery’, ‘Do not murder’, ‘Do not steal’, ‘Do not covet’, and whatever other commandment there may be, are summed up in this one rule: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ Love does no harm to its neighbor. Therefore, love is the fulfillment of the law.” We all have violated at least one of the commandments at some point in our lives. That is why we need Jesus. When we disobey God, He invites us to approach Him with a humble heart and confess our need for the blood of Jesus to cover our sins. His grace is available to forgive us and to teach us to grow in love.
That is today’s Mission Statement for representing Jesus in the world today.